We have a policy at Number 10 where we will only take on a commission once the client has decided which fabric they want to use. The reason being is that sometimes it can take a little time to choose the right fabric and previously we have picked up large items to get ready to upholster only for the client to never make a decision. Ever.
We don’t mind this indecision as fashions change. We have a huge quantity of fabric in the workshop that is testament to this….we thought it would look great on a chair, only when we actually got round to do it, we had found a far more gorgeous fabric that would look even more perfect. The problem with this indecision, is that we just don’t have the capacity.
A few years ago we had a space in a vintage sales room and to keep our stock up to date and constantly turning round, we decided we needed to double our space in order to have somewhere to store items. We had already filled our own garages at home, half the workshop and our offsite storage facility so you could see our predicament. We took on another unit next to our workshop. Now these units are not tiny, around 75 square metres…each… Fast forward a few years and the constant pressure of making sure the shop front was kept current was too much to balance with other commitments. Basically we got fed up with spending every Friday night at the auction sourcing new stock….rock n roll. Alas, we said goodbye to our next door unit and had a massive clear out. Oh boy…if you have space, you easily fill it and it was a mammoth task….only we didn’t really clear it out….we crammed every piece we could into the workshop, home and off site storage.
Unfortunately, we are now in the process of having a further clear out and have some great chairs that need to go. If you are after an upholstery project or would like us to reupholster them in your choice of fabric then let us know.